Letters to the Editor

November 4, 2021

I want to thank everyone who came out and voted this election. I know it's not easy sometimes to take a moment, step back from our busy schedules and make an effort to have an informed vote. I want to thank all the current board members who have worked so hard for our children especially during the ...

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During a caucus meeting this morning, Senator Steven Oroho was declared by acclamation to be the next Leader of the New Jersey Senate Republicans. Senator Steven Oroho was selected to be the next Leader of the New Jersey Senate Republicans during a meeting of the caucus. (SenateNJ.com) “It’s ...

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Trees or solar panels? We need large-scale solar panel installations to provide clean, sustainable electricity, but should trees be sacrificed to make room for solar panels? We need trees and woodlands too for their myriad ecological functions, such as: • Providing oxygen and absorbing air ...

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We wish to thank all those who voted for us to continue serving the people of Berkeley Heights. Unfortunately we did not win re-election. We congratulate John Foster and Paul Donnelly and wish them the very best in serving our town. We are proud to have made a positive impact for our community ...

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I want to thank everyone in Berkeley Heights for their role in adding to the public discussion.  I would like to thank my supporters for getting the word out and I welcome those who did not vote for me to give me a chance. We may have been on opposite sides of this election but we share a common ...

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I would like to offer congratulations to all those elected to office yesterday. Regardless of your viewpoint, you put in a tremendous amount of time and effort in your desire to represent and serve the citizens of our city, district, and state in a difficult and often thankless job in volatile ...

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Congratulations to Tom, Pam and Sai.  Good luck on the Board. Thank you also to Kris for throwing your hat in the ring. Thank you, Doug, for your many years of service on the Board.  Wow – 16 years!  I can say, with firsthand knowledge, that being on the Board is extremely demanding, and I know ...

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Thank you, Berkeley Heights. We are humbled and grateful for the overwhelming support of residents, throughout our town.  We commend our opponents, Stephen Yellin and Alvaro Medeiros, for a campaign season focused on the issues and appreciate their service, during the last three years. As we ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- To the Editor, BALLOT PROP #1 Redistricting amendment weakens the independent redistricting process enacted by voters in 2014 before it’s been allowed to work. Designed to change the redistricting rules on the day the Independent Redistricting Commission must submit ...

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I’ve lived in Parsippany my whole life, and I’ve never seen any candidate until this year insensitive enough to put up signs on the Vail Cemetery property. How many votes does Soriano and his running mates hope to get out of the cemetery? This shameful display of indecency should disqualify him ...

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My name is Edward Mosberg.  I am 95 years old and I am a Holocaust survivor. Everyone now talks alot about Afghanistan.  The United States has military ammunition and military equipment in Afghanistan that was worth billions of dollars.  President Biden and Vice President Harris were in charge ...

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Dear Fellow North Caldwell Residents, On October 27th a swatting attack was directed at a candidate running for a position on the Board of Education in North Caldwell, ultimately exposing two families in town to imminent danger. Swatting is an illegal harassment tactic involving a false ...

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Murphy’s East Coast California During the debate, we once again hear Governor Murphy say he is moving to make NJ the East coast California. I guess he means the California where anyone can steal over $900 worth of items with no interference from police. Are you ready to accept someone walking ...

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Murphy’s East Coast California During the debate, we once again hear Governor Murphy say he is moving to make NJ the East coast California. I guess he means the California where anyone can steal over $900 worth of items with no interference from police. Are you ready to accept someone walking ...

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To the Editor: I've lived and worked in Westfield for 43 years, raised my family here, grown kids now also Westfield homeowners raising our grandkids here in their hometown. I do not belong to any political party. I was raised by Republican parents. My mother was an elected Republican ...

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I am writing this letter to offer my support for Dawn Daura and Lou Marzullo for the Cedar Grove Board of Education. Before I get into why these candidates have my support, I want to start by saying that I admire anyone who chooses to volunteer their time to serve our great community.  We are so ...

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The debates are over, you’ve read the letters here, observed the web battles there. You know the issues and challenges, so I’ll be brief with my endorsements for Randolph Board of Education.  Allison Manfred - a hardworking, highly competent Chair of the critically important Education Committee.

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When I think about the qualities that I want in a board member, I envision someone whose focus is on education, safety and welfare of our students, and school finances.  Allison Manfred, Michael Giordano and Yong Wang are on record that regarding children’s health, they side with science along ...

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I have lived in Westfield for 45 years, my children played sports here and my husband coached and refereed soccer for 12 years, driving all over for practices and games. We would not take back a single minute of the time we volunteered and spent doing that, as we’ve been more than amply rewarded ...

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Dear Editor As election day draws near, many have asked whom I would support among the many candidates for the 3 At Large City Council seats this year. My answer is immediate and sure: Jim Doyle (5H), Joe Quintero (6H) and Emily Jabbour (7H).   It would be difficult to find anyone more ...

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I am writing in support of Maria Dolan for Glen Rock Borough Council.  Maria and I first met about 12 years ago when our daughters where in the same playgroup. She became one of my first friends in Glen Rock, and we remained close ever since. This friendship also extends to both of our families and ...

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Dr. Foregger checks every single box when it comes to what one would want in a BOE Representative. In addition to his strong academic and professional background, he was present at BOE Meetings advocating on the behalf of our students while other candidates either cheered it on or remained ...

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I am endorsing Tom Foregger and Sai Bhargavi Akiri for BOE. I have known Sai and Tom for many years. They are very different people, even complete opposites in some ways.  However, they have some common qualities that make me respect and support them: their intellectual honesty, their ...

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As a resident of New Providence for almost 17 years, my family has fallen in love with the town and our community.  My kids have attended Roberts, Salt Brook, NPMS and NPHS and we can’t say enough about the quality education they received.  My wife works in town and operates a small business from ...

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My family and I moved to New Providence in 2010 and we have been incredibly happy here.  We’ve made many new friends and even connected with some new old friends.  The community embraced us since the very first day we arrived.  It is the participation and commitment of the residents, volunteers, ...

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I write to support of Stacey Gunderman for Write-In candidate for the New Providence Board of Education. My family has gotten to know Stacey Gunderman personally as our children are in the same grades. We know her as someone who strengthens the community around her- she is proactive in building ...

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Summit Ward 2 Residents: As issue after issue has been debated on social media, Greg Vartan has replied to various questions and comments thoughtfully and respectfully. He has provided detail and facts in situations where incomplete or incorrect information has been put forth. Greg is unafraid ...

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Who is Kate Rappa? At the Township Committee meeting on October 26, 2021 a resident asked if the township committee was considering relocating the firehouse to build even more apartments. Mayor Prunty shut him down saying that his five minutes was up. Apparently at a televised meeting the town’s ...

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When you look at a political campaign, what do you think? As someone who has run for office three times, I can tell you that a campaign is essentially a nine-month job interview. Think about it. During that time candidates meet their future constituents, learn about the issues and build an ...

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To the Editor: Watching Kathy Abbott’s campaign is like watching a bad episode of the old game show, To Tell the Truth. I’m against subdivisions… I voted to subdivide three lots into five. The budgets are manipulated…I voted for those same budgets. 20% tax increases are a lot…It’s not really a ...

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